“There is always someone faster!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
Did you know I share the gene that is common to most high speed sprinters?
It’s true – Usain Bolt and I carry the same DNA! It’s called the “alpha-actinin-3 in fast-twitch muscle fiber” gene, and I have one, which is common to most world-class sprinters. Of course, those who know me well …. In any event, the future is all about aligning to the speed of change. I’m in Phoenix this morning, having my morning coffee (aside: I also carry the gene which makes me a fast coffee metabolizer! I can have several!) and putting together this daily quote.
I will speak in about 5 hours for a group of IT resellers – folks who sell information technology, data, cloud, security and other solutions to Fortune 1000 organizations. My opening keynote will put into perspective the very trends that are causing those Fortune 1000 organizations to become reliant on speed for success: faster product lifecycles, the need for faster reinvention, the rapid emergence of new competitors, fast changing consumers.
It’s all about speed, and when it comes to speed, you might think you are doing well – that is, until Usain Bolt saunters by at a steady pace, leaving you in the dust. As fast as you think you are, you aren’t – so work harder!